ESCALON - To simplify things, Ripon Christian head coach Tiger Shelton tells his players that volleyball "is a race to 75."
Tiger Shelton figured it wasn't going to be easy.
The Delta Rebels junior varsity football squad exacted revenge in its Delta Youth Football League South Conference playoff opener this past Saturday at East Union High.
SALIDA - Danny Vos threw two interceptions in the first half, and on Ripon Christian's impressive first drive (which started on its own 11 and ate up nearly 6:30 off the clock) in the third quarter he lost a fumble on the Elliot Christian 1-yard line while trying to reach for the end zone.
RIPON - Word travels quickly in this small town known for almonds and volleyball. It gets around even faster between the city's rival high schools that are a stone's throw away from each other.
Ripon Christian's football team doesn't mind not being awarded the playoff bye week it deserved.
A true freshman from Manteca is playing a big part in the Minot State women's soccer team's historic 2012 season.
Measuring how two teams fared against common opponents is one way to gauge how they match up against each other.
Ripon High's second-round trip will be much shorter than the one it took Tuesday night.
Ripon High's boys water polo team staved off Christian Brothers' second-half surge to win 10-9 in a Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoff encounter Tuesday at Rocklin's Whitney High.
Nicole Vanni, Sierra High's all-time leading goal scorer, finishes out her career at San Francisco State as a member of the All-California Collegiate Athletic Association first team.
City rivals Manteca High and Sierra could lock up in the second-round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs if they get by two Sacramento schools they have never previously faced.
Ripon Christian hasn't had a meaningful volleyball match with neighboring rival Ripon High since leaving the Trans-Valley League after the 2009-10 season.
Will the real Ripon Christian football team please stand up?
Ripon High's best effort wasn't good enough in its Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoff match at West Campus Thursday.
RIPON - It was a full-circle moment for Ryan Bono, who coached his first game for Manteca High's girls basketball team on Monday.
Brett Lewis could tell something was a little off with Jorge Cedano, a sophomore who could play a key role on Manteca's defending CIF ...
Placer coach Joey Montoya knows what his team is up against on Saturday.
Thanksgiving came a day early for the Buffaloes.
Jeff Harbison's last game as Sierra head football coach may have been a loss, but he'll be remembered for the many firsts the ...
Tyler Welch raised his arms above his head with palms facing down.
Only three players from Manteca-area schools were selected to the All-Valley Oak League first team.
RIPON - Best friends and phenomenal volleyball players, Ashlyn Eisenga and Sam McCreath have what Ripon head coach Erin Cutino calls a "Siamese twins-like power" on ...
RIPON-Sam McCreath is known for her sizzling spikes and ability to perform in clutch situations, but first-year Ripon coach Erin Cutino said it is ...
Eric Reis got a firsthand look at his team's next opponent last week in the opening round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs.
Sierra sophomores Jesse Hurtado and Megan Oblin will be joining repeat qualifier Tomas Huerta of Weston Ranch at the CIF State Championships at Woodward Park ...
Erin Cutino inherited an experienced team with Sac-Joaquin Section championship aspirations this past summer.
They're Sac-Joaquin Section champions and their future for college is already set.
FAIR OAKS - Del Campo won the game, but the night belonged to East Union's Vinny Torrice.
Taylor Corona's match was nerve-wracking enough.